- CommentaryBy Richard M. Rossow, Rasika GynediAug 26, 2014
During the last Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime (1999-2004), two seemingly unrelated events— the New Telecom Policy 1999 and the Y2K crisis—triggered the explosive growth of India’s information technology-enabled services (ITeS) industry.
- ReportAug 15, 2014
This edition of our newsletter explains how India’s economic recovery might already be underway. This may sound surprising to some, who have judged the Modi government’s economic record through a few key issues.
- ReportJul 28, 2014
The BJP's historic victory in the spring 2014 Lok Sabha election was a tremendous accomplishment—yet it still leaves the party with impartial control, at best. Weakness in the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP only holds 43 out of 243 seats, may limit the party’s ability to enact legislative reforms.
- NewsletterJul 7, 2014
The Budget Session of Parliament commences on July 7, running through August 14. This will be the first full session of Parliament following India’s April-May 2014 election, and expectations are quite high. This is the third consecutive time a newly-elected government will start its tenure with a Budget Session of Parliament.
- NewsletterBy Patrick BrattonJul 3, 2014
PacNet #50 - Cautious optimism? What to expect from Modi’s India by Patrick Bratton
Patrick Bratton (email@example.com) is the director of Diplomacy and Military Studies Program and associate professor of Political Science at Hawaii Pacific University.
- NewsletterBy Sukjoon YoonJun 23, 2014
In PacNet 41A, ‘Mr. Pacific’ adheres to a narrow view of power politics. He makes a sketchy argument about a new kind of great power relations, identified as a ‘rebalance of power,’ but provides little explanation of how this could deal with the rise of China.
- NewsletterJun 3, 2014
With the BJP's massive electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections, there has been a great deal of head
- NewsletterMay 15, 2014
The May 2014 issue of Comparative Connections is available at
- JournalMay 14, 2014
- Regional Overview: Aggresive Diplomacy with Mixed Results, by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman
- US-Japan Relations: The Sushi Summit, by Michael J. Green and Nicholas Szechenyi
- US-China Relations: China's Maritime Disputes Top the Agenda, by Bonnie Glaser and Jacqueline Vitello
- Critical QuestionsApr 21, 2014
President Barack Obama will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines April 23–29 in what is essentially a “do-over” after a previously scheduled visit to two regional summits was canceled last fall because of the budget impasse in Washington. The central aim is to reaffirm a commitment made in 2011 to “pivot” or rebalance U.S. foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific region.